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Price's Creek Lighthouse

Address: Southport, NC
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Ranked #15 of 33 things to do in Southport
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Magnolia, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I do not have much to add to what other reviewers have said. If you are into lighthouses, this one has an interesting history. It is a shame that we cannot get up close and explore more. This is also a good time to make a plug for the Fort Fisher-Southport ferry (especially since TripAdvisor has rebuffed efforts to add... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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570 reviews 570 reviews
360 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A historic lighthouse on the banks as you enter the ferry landing at Southport isn't something you would expect. It's a shame it's on private property so you can't walk out to see it up close. It may not seem like much of an attraction to some but if you read the history about the lighthouse I think you will... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Bestt place to see it is from the Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry. As a civil war historian I was impressed that it is still there. I learned that it was a range marker to help guide ships and not an actual lighthouse.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

When you're visiting Southport, you can see the Oak Island lighthouse and in the distance, the lighthouse on Bald Head Island. By far, Prices Creek is the most fascinating. You can't visit it, because it sits on property owned by a livestock food additive company, but you get an excellent view from the Fort Fisher/Southport ferry. It dates back to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Price's Creek Lighthouse is one of eight river lighthouses that once helped mariners navigage the treacherous Cape Fear River. Only the Price's Creek Light remains, in ruins, and is on private property. You may only see it by traveling the Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry. The small lighthouse is marked by the property owners' long industrial pier and rests on the SOUTHPORT... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

You can only see this light house from the Southport/Oak Island Ferry or a boat. Too bad it's on private property w/no access. It would be great to visit and learn about it from an historical marker, if there was one.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Cool place if you can see it from the ferry. Very hard to spot, and impossible to get to otherwise. The ferry ride is nice though.

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

If you're cruising up the river from Southport, you'll see it there... It's just a "mini lighthouse" that isn't lit, isn't accessible, and how it got on this attractions list, I don't know.

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Southport, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Price's Creek Light is a range light (an aid to navigation) not a light house. It is on the grounds of the Archer Daniel Midland plant and is not accessible. It can be seen when departing from the Bald Head Island and Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry terminals.

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